Minnesota is acting up! We went from the 50’s last week to 97 degrees today. That’s 47 degrees of heat! Once again I had planned to do the rest of the cleaning and organizing in my studio but the unbearable heat put a stop to that.
My daughter called and wanted to go out to lunch. She has been really stressed out lately so a little mom time is good for her. We took a spontaneous road trip to the Albertville Outlet Mall and found a lot of great deals on baby clothes for my grandson. I bought him a cute little short-all with a hood. I can image how cute he will look in it.
After shopping we went out to lunch:
Yesterday when I was at the Magic Wand Collective meeting I met Jennifer Chou who owns Angel Share Wine Partners. I love the name of her company, which is a reference to, “Oxygen enters a barrel when water or alcohol is lost due to evaporation, a portion known as the “angels’ share”. She told me about her new networking group Wine, Women and Connecting and I was immediately drawn to going. Jennifer sent me and invite. The event was tonight at Joule, where I have my Magnetic Business Women’s group.
A key component to the networking was wine tasting. Jennifer, who has 10 years of experience in the business and is very knowledgable about wines, shared wines with us from a small wine maker in Oregon called Ancient Cellars. I got to taste some wines I had never had before and learn from Jen about wine. I am usually a white wine drinker but I found the red wines were excellent as well. These were some of the best wines I have tasted. They are made in very small batches and you can taste the love!
I had an ah ha moment during the networking exercise to write a short memorable introduction to myself. This was led by Jennifer Bonine of Upurgame. Sasha Westin, of Fabuliss, who is also in Magnetic Business Women and who was at one of the first meetings said to me ” I remember something you said that has always stuck with me”. I asked what it was and she said ” when you stood up and said ” I want to be a millionaire”. I remember that moment because there was a murmur that ran through the room that was a mix of excitement and embarrassment. I think it is hard for women to think that way. Sasha told me she thought it was Ballsy and suggested I use it in my statement.
So here is a rough draft of my statement of introduction, which by the way could only be the length of a tweet, 140 characters:
“Hi, I am Katelyn Mariah, I help women dream again and break though the glass ceiling to becoming millionaires so they can be living the dream!
117 characters! I think I can knock it out of the park with just that statement because the purpose is to get people to ask more.
And here I am day 30, a lot closer to finding out what I want to do with my life which was the purpose of this exercise.
Photos from the networking event:
Jennifer Chou Jennifer Bonine
And here is a photo of my Zen Master, who is teaching me how to go with the flow: